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Old 03-05-12, 03:45 PM   #97
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I was just thinking of grabbing it off my technet... but I haven't even checked if it's available there or not. Just kinda' assumed it would be.
I have a technet subscription too, but was too lazy to log on to it. I've just downloaded it straight from MS.
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Old 03-05-12, 10:33 PM   #98
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It takes all of 15 minutes to learn how to use metro.
Hah!

I deal with sales people that haven't figured out how to log into Salesforce.com in 2 years.

I deal with customers that when given a message saying "The file you're attempting to upload exceeds the maximum allowed size..." they try 17 more times and then call screaming that our software doesn't work.

IMO, W8 would be a nightmare for most day to day users.
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Old 03-05-12, 11:58 PM   #99
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Hmm... think I'll DL this one of these nights and run it in a VM. Just to give it a go. But from all the feedback I'm reading I think I'll be rocking Windows 7 untill Windows 8 successor is available.
It's too buggy to run it as your main OS right now. I had it hard freeze on me last night (something that hasn't happened once with windows 7).
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Old 03-06-12, 12:05 AM   #100
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Hah!

I deal with sales people that haven't figured out how to log into Salesforce.com in 2 years.
and I am one of them....
...haha no but I know what you mean.

Say if you have experience supporting/customizing/deploying at the enterprise level, can I prvt message you for some ERP...i mean to ask about Salesforce.com
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Old 03-06-12, 05:23 PM   #101
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The free version of VmWare player 4.0 runs Win 8. But I could not create a VM directly from the iso. I did create a Win 7 64b VM, mount the Win 8 iso and run it from there. You will need the universal Win 8 product key here>
Windows 8 Product key
I got VMWare Workstation 8 to install the ISO. I just created a generic Windows 7 x64 VM and installed the OS after I created the VM (check the "do not install an OS now" option).
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Old 03-06-12, 09:11 PM   #102
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and I am one of them....
...haha no but I know what you mean.

Say if you have experience supporting/customizing/deploying at the enterprise level, can I prvt message you for some ERP...i mean to ask about Salesforce.com
PM away, I'd be glad to help
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Old 03-09-12, 07:50 PM   #103
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http://gizmodo.com/5891926/6-ways-to...e-in-windows-8

6 Ways to Totally Avoid Metro and Use Only Desktop Mode in Windows 8
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Old 03-09-12, 10:17 PM   #104
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http://gizmodo.com/5891926/6-ways-to...e-in-windows-8

6 Ways to Totally Avoid Metro and Use Only Desktop Mode in Windows 8
That's a lot of tweaking to just avoid Metro. I'd rather go with the flow and accept what's there, just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-10-12, 09:09 AM   #105
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Just read the Anandtech preview and the under the hood changes are indeed very nice as expected. Even though I'd barely use them because my PC is just for gaming, those changes are still very welcomed and useful!

But the way they're forcing Metro on everyone (Desktop users) is just a shame.
I totally agree. I thought all the negative feedback so far would sway MS, but apparently they know what we want better than we do.
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Old 03-10-12, 09:57 AM   #106
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Honestly, Metro probably is more efficient, but the learning curve associated with migrating from the old UI that we're used to, to Metro is probably more than users want to put up with. I don't really want to learn how to use Metro lol.
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Honestly, Metro probably is more efficient, but the learning curve associated with migrating from the old UI that we're used to, to Metro is probably more than users want to put up with. I don't really want to learn how to use Metro lol.
This. Users for business are going to hate this and I dread the flood of questions and training that comes down the pipe. I still like Metro and it will take some time getting used to, but you can bet that once Win8 goes RC, I'll be using it right away.
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Old 03-10-12, 04:18 PM   #108
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Just read the Anandtech preview and the under the hood changes are indeed very nice as expected. Even though I'd barely use them because my PC is just for gaming, those changes are still very welcomed and useful!

But the way they're forcing Metro on everyone (Desktop users) is just a shame.
they might just be forcing it on everyone now in the consumer preview so that they get valuable feedback before everyone just shuts off metro by default
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